The Young Software Engineer Programme

The Young Software Engineer Programme

Ages 15-18 Live Online or In-Person

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Internship Overview

The Young Software Engineer Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Software Engineering. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced computer scientists. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs in software engineering, and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your university/college applications.

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Software Engineering:

  • Tech experts from world-leading brands will coach you through live, interactive experiences including: 
  • Working in a full-stack project with front-end and back-end engineering
  • Presenting a software architecture project to an international board and stakeholders
  • Testing software to prevent errors that have cost big tech companies billions
  • Discovering the most important algorithms in Software Engineering

Career Coaching for Future Software Engineers:

  • Training on how to land your dream job in the industry
  • An action plan of how to get there, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on A-level/IB/college class choices; university/college and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

An Audience with Top Software Engineers:

  • A Q&A session with a panel of high-ranking software engineers covering areas such as Website and App development, Augmented/Virtual Reality and The Internet of Things.
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

Boost Your University/College Application and CV/Resume:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, commercial awareness and the ability to apply theoretical concepts
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

    Programme Fee, Format & Options

    You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

    Programme Fee:

    ‘Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

    In-Person: £295/student for both days

    Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

    Day one: Front-end & Back-end

    Day two: Software Architecture & Testing

    Day one: Front-end & Back-end

    11.00amThe World of a Software Engineer

    - Our time is now: Software Engineers as the most valuable assets in global commerce
    - How to make your mark in the world of disruptive innovation
    - Software engineering in the most cutting-edge industries
    - The demands and expectations

    11.20amYou Become the Software Engineer

    - You will now be assigned the role of Full-Stack Developer for a start-up. Throughout the rest of the day you will be coached on how to devise the ultimate app to meet the needs of your start-up by Industry leading professionals
    - Compete against other teams in a dynamic, vibrant atmosphere that will immerse you in the real world of software engineering

    11.30amFront-end & User Experience

    - Know your audience: breaking into the minds of your consumers
    - The fundamentals of the web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    - Demystifying the jargon and understanding the crucial elements of great-looking content no matter the device

    12.15pmBecome a Front-end Engineer

    - Implement all your Front-end knowledge to develop a front-end application for a start-up
    - Create layouts with HTML, CSS & JavaScript
    - Work optimising functions with the TDD approach

    1.00pmLunch break

    2.00pmBack-end and Server-Side Development

    - How to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
    - Learn how to store data in a relational database
    - Use these tools to create or contribute to web applications with clean, portable, well-documented code

    2.45pmBecome a Back-end Engineer

    - Work with leading software engineers to design a bespoke app for your client
    - Compete against your peers to create the most innovative solution
    - Experience for yourself the challenges and solutions involved in today’s technology
    - Receive guided feedback at every stage from leading industry executives

    4.15pmChoosing your path in Software Engineering

    - Your path to becoming a tech superstar, starting now
    - Front-end, Back-end or Full Stack Engineers
    - Which languages to learn and how to build a portfolio
    - Start to build your action plan to success

    5.00pmPanel Q&A

    - Live panel Q&A with software engineers from a variety of backgrounds
    - All your burning questions answered
    - Make valuable contacts and receive valuable advice

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Day two: Software Architecture & Testing

    11.00amThe New World of a Software Engineer

    - Discover the new disruptive technologies
    - The roles that are leading innovation in the tech industry
    - Find your future in industry

    11.30amYou become the Software Architect

    - You will now be assigned the role of a Software Architect for an international company. Throughout the rest of the day you will be coached on how to plan, develop and test new software to meet the needs of your company by Industry leading professionals
    - Compete against other teams in a dynamic, vibrant atmosphere that will immerse you in the real world of software engineering

    11.45amSoftware Architecture

    - Understand how architecture defines behaviour
    - Explore the different layers within software
    - Learn the various roles software development
    - Experience how to present a project to stakeholders

    1.00pmLunch break

    2.00pmSoftware QA and testing

    - Why testing is important
    - Learn the insider stories and the mistakes that have cost tech companies billions
    - Apply different testing methodologies and practice testing an app

    3.00pmBecome a Software Architect

    - Come up with a Software idea
    - Decide your stack and team using a budget and limited resources
    - Create a roadmap of the steps that you will take
    - Test your software

    4.15pmTech interviews in top companies

    - Tips to succeed in a software engineering interview
    - Common questions and challenges in top companies
    - Mock interview demonstrations
    - Coaching by top professionals

    5.15pmPanel Q&A

    - Live panel Q&A with technical recruiters & software engineers from a variety of backgrounds
    - All your burning questions answered
    - Make valuable contacts and receive valuable advice

    5.45pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    6th - 7th November 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    6th - 7th November 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    Birmingham, UK

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    University of Birmingham

    Edgbaston

    Birmingham

    B15 2TT

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    Bristol, UK

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    University of Bristol

    Beacon House

    Queens Road

    Bristol

    BS8 1QU

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    Manchester, UK

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    University of Manchester

    Oxford Rd

    Manchester

    M13 9PL

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    Edinburgh, UK

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    University of Edinburgh

    Old College

    South Bridge

    Edinburgh

    EH8 9YL

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    Singapore

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    NUS

    21 Lower Kent Ridge Road

    Singapore

    119077

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    Hong Kong

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    One Island East

    Taikoo Place

    Quarry Bay

    Hong Kong

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    Dubai

    In-Person

    28th - 29th January 2022

    GEMS Academy

    E44 - Al Barsha

    Al Barsha South

    Dubai

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    New York, USA

    In-Person

    29th - 30th January 2022

    NYU

    383 Lafayette Street

    New York

    10003

    Register Now

    In-Person

    6th - 7th November 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

    Register Now

    Online

    6th - 7th November 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    University of Birmingham

    Edgbaston

    Birmingham

    B15 2TT

    Register Now

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    University of Bristol

    Beacon House

    Queens Road

    Bristol

    BS8 1QU

    Register Now

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    University of Manchester

    Oxford Rd

    Manchester

    M13 9PL

    Register Now

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    University of Edinburgh

    Old College

    South Bridge

    Edinburgh

    EH8 9YL

    Register Now

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    NUS

    21 Lower Kent Ridge Road

    Singapore

    119077

    Register Now

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    One Island East

    Taikoo Place

    Quarry Bay

    Hong Kong

    Register Now

    In-Person

    28th - 29th January 2022

    GEMS Academy

    E44 - Al Barsha

    Al Barsha South

    Dubai

    Register Now

    In-Person

    29th - 30th January 2022

    NYU

    383 Lafayette Street

    New York

    10003

    Register Now

    Who Can Attend

    This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

    There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

    COVID-19 Group

    The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.

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